“Its now K8,500 per year only”
Government has reduced training and equipment fees across public health training facilities by half to make them affordable for learners in the health sector.
Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said this when he commissioned a 2 point 6 million Kwacha practicum site for students of Chainama College.
Dr Chilufya said the reduction in health workers training fees is meant to ease the barriers of access to education.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Chilufya said the ministry of health in consultation with the General nursing council has since reduced fees to 8- thousand 5-hundred Kwacha (K8,500 per year) per annum across public institutions in health training.
He said his ministry had noted variations over fees charged by public training facilities ranging 18 to 10 thousand Kwacha which in a way was a hindrance to some learners.
Last week, the government also reduced school fees from Grade 8 to 12 from K500 per term to K200 only per term for those in urban areas and to K150 to those in the rural.